Roasted Garlic-Shallot Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ho-hum potatoes are livened up with a thick and creamy dill sauce.  Dill screams spring-time and adds a fresh spark to recipes.
Garlic lovers will rejoice in these crispy and fresh tasting potato cubes.

Potatoes have gotten a bad reputation because of how they are typically prepared: doused in butter, deep-fried or topped with bacon and […]

By |March 29th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is a raw and gluten-free spin on classic tabbouleh.   In addition to cauliflower, it is loaded with tomatoes and an assortment of green veggies including kale, green pepper and cucumber.  Its refreshing flavor comes from the fresh mint, fresh parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper.  This dish is great for picnics, lunches, […]

By |March 9th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well.

They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Mayo-Free Coleslaw featured in Soom Tahini’s Best of 2014 Cookbook

My mayo-free coleslaw was recently featured in a fantastic (and free) online cookbook.  You can access the full cookbook here.  Flip through to page 20 to find my recipe for Mayo-Free Coleslaw and enjoy!

By |December 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, raw, salad, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Easy Dinner Idea with Precut Veggies: Shaved Brussels Sprouts

My Shaved Brussels Sprouts recipe was recently featured on Oprah.com

Shaved Brussels Sprouts: A Totally New Rendition

If you’ve never been a big fan of Brussels sprouts, it’s probably because you’ve never had them thinly sliced. Eating them this way is a completely different experience, since the slaw-like slices get more completely covered in whatever you’re flavoring them […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Healthy Latkes: Baked Not Fried

Try this nutritious twist on latkes: skip frying & try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy…

Latkes can be a wonderfully healthful snack any time of year — not just Hanukkah fare.

This recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs and uses skin-on potatoes. The skin, which has more nutrients than the rest […]

By |December 18th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, snack, vegetable|0 Comments

Pumpkin Risotto

This creamy and luxurious risotto recipe gets a nutrition boost from pumpkin.  Most risottos are full of butter and loads of cheese.  This version is lightened up so you can feel good about eating comfort food.

Pumpkin is everyone’s favorite fall-time vegetable.  But did you know it is also packed with disease-fighting nutrients?  Pumpkins have […]

By |September 30th, 2014|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, side dish|0 Comments

Summertime Quinoa-Peach Salad

This recipe was inspired by my good friend, Kristin, who brought a similar dish to our summertime BBQ.  It was perfectly light and a total crowd pleaser.  It vanished pretty fast.  It is served at room temperature or slightly chilled which is great for summertime sides.  It also can serve as an easy and […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan|0 Comments

Rustic Tomato-Avocado Salad

 

Bored of lettuce-based salads? This simple “salad” features chunks of vine-ripe tomatoes , avocado and red bell pepper.  It is freshly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, black pepper and onion salt.  It makes for an easy to prepare, low-calorie and refreshing side to go with any summer BBQ.

Tomatoes […]

By |June 27th, 2014|raw, salad, side dish, vegetable|0 Comments

Detox Quinoa Spinach Salad (gluten-free + vegan)

This quinoa salad has it all!  Recently, I’ve been bored with healthy lunchtime options and wanted to create an exciting dish that provides a healthy source of lasting energy for lunch on-the-go.  This recipe features my all time favorite grain: quinoa (gluten-free and a complete protein).  It gets healthy fat from both avocado and […]

By |December 16th, 2013|dairy-free, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments